The Fall of Power began the year when the unthinkable happened…
The year where the voices of reasons got silenced… The year when lies became the new language… When intimidation grew into a new code of conduct… While ignorance turned into entertainment… As manipulation transformed into currency… And self-importance lost all sense of proportion and mutated into the Nation… Also when me matured into a new mantra… Or false smiles shifted perceptions… And glamour replaced common sense… When corruption altered the acceptable…
In the light of all this, the outrageous settled in full view of all… condoned by inertia. Similarly, the murmurs remained unheard. Coincidentally, those who saw, did nothing. In the same fashion, the voices of knowledge and wisdom quieted… unable to be heard in the chaos. Those with hidden agendas found their greatest ally. They toppled all that was predictable, against the odds…
Moreover, in a matter of months, the lack of rules permeated every aspect of our lives. Correspondingly, the abnormal insidiously evolved to be the normal. Man’s strongest quality – adaptability, had found a new home. Humanity transmuted into the new downfallen angels.
Rage and anger galvanized actions…
Our fall reached its apogee when all the good men remained silent. Those who were meant to fight for others… The ones who were there to protect their brothers… The few who took a vow to stand on behalf of all…
Instead, the orators of peace gave up their vision. They lost their way in favor of security, facility, money and fear. They bought what was sold so cheaply – turmoil.
Like a virus, this new model paralyzed all functions inside the seats of our government. Similarly, hammering at the bastions of freedom, tricking the weak, the mad, the gullible into thinking there was no liberty. It promoted a false sense of equality or inequality, encouraging suspicions, feeding discontent, breaking apart brotherhood.
In the space of a short time, it ultimately defeated humankind.
Democracy Shaken to Its Foundation
This new standard was so corrosive that it eroded the institutions of justice. It spread through our land, reaching the four corners of the Earth with surprising rapidity. This torrent of lies fomented dissent, mistrust, and broke apart the most profound alliances. Correspondingly, it demolished the walls that stood tall for democracy.
Those values we held dear crashed, annihilating our sense of morality. Hate and corruption took over the globe. It toppled a world power that was the beacon for all, forcing ridicule upon us, controlling a timetable that cut through strategic ties, breaching trust all around, and alienating friends on different shores. These actions, reduced if not eliminated, our influence. In the end, isolating us from all.
A New World Order Claimed Our Lives
When the main fortress came down, there was no place left standing providing safety. For in the villages, cities, countries and continents, the citadel that had showed measure, had been swept away in the turbulence of attacks coming from all sides.
As a matter of fact, our world transformed forever… The light dimmed, and the darkness expanded.
In the shift that followed, we lost the sense of who we were. Again, one can never go back to what was… for what was, existed no longer. The months and years after the grand wave of destruction that shook our foundation, saw blood run deep and wide in our streets. Not to mention that it shattered the core of human kindness. The great evil took root, establishing within our stronghold its new rules. Obscurity settled on the land, and reached the heart of all living.
This malevolent force that initiated our downfall was owned by some with pride. It rallied the twisted and heartless into a wave of destruction.
The Fight We Lost
Not only those who witnessed it, and attempted to fight against it, were jettisoned like trash, but the nefarious current built, erasing all that was good. It was allowed to breach the most sacred of gifts, ourselves. In that respect, we betrayed who we were and what we stood for… And with that deed, we forfeited our planet in the pursuit of greed. In like manner, we discarded the only home we possessed and that sustained all for lifetimes, and plundered the Earth, until there was nothing left.
As species died in the four corners of our world, disappearing slowly from the surface of the globe, we didn’t see. Again, we refused to acknowledge… and when we finally were left no option to ignore the worst of what we created, we recognized indeed too late that we were next.
When the sands settled after the great storm, another at first unseen, began to creep up on the horizon. It was not completely unanticipated… but we were not prepared for we had been otherwise occupied. And so, we were left defenseless.
NEWDAWN – DAINN Chronicles 2098.
Written by Dominique Luchart